(Not Softflex, just the normal version)
I purchased this Colourstay foundation after hearing it was a good dupe for Estee Lauder Double wear......hmmmmm it is a good enough foundation.
I have it in Ivory which is a perfect shade for my pale skin however it is extremely drying. It has a tendency to cling to dry patches around my nose, cheeks & forehead and makes them even drier! I would advise to moisturize your skin very well before applying. Overall, it is not my favourite drugstore foundation but it is good if you're looking for heavier coverage.
*Fantastic colour match to my skin, absolutely no orange tinge whatsoever.
*Nice, sleek & sturdy packaging.
*Lasts all day without getting oily.
*If you have very oily skin, no need to worry as this is extremely matte.
*Great coverage, really hides my red areas, freckles & pores.
*Pricey for a drugstore foundation, I paid £12.49 for it.
*VERY drying on skin, despite the fact its meant to be for 'normal/dry' skin.
*Leaves a very chalky, matte finish which is great if you suffer from oily skin but it can look very un-natural & flat on normal skin.
*Can get cakey if applied with a heavy hand.
Great coverage for decently-priced drugstore foundation! It layers easily and has good lasting power -almost 8 hours. My only complaints are that the glass-top packaging isn't easy to keep clean or sanitary, and the finish almost makes me look chalky (and I do moisturize well in the winter).
bought this foundation after hearing the hype and needing a new winter foundation after becoming too light for my others. found my perfect shade and this foundation has great coverage. also stays FOREVER with powder. i have problems getting it off if i also use a setting spray. lasts through workouts, concerts, raves, school, etc. only downside is it gives me a weird finish. almost makes my skin look drier. other than that, amazing foundation
I really wanted to try a new foundation from the drugstore and decided to finally give this a go. I am assuming I picked up a newer version \ formula of this as mine claims to be 24 hours... Was it 16 before? Well anyway, I am in love with the product. I work 12 hour shifts and most foundations I've tried don't seem to last. I have dry skin but will get oily towards the end of the day and often will see patches of my natural skin peeking through the day. But not with this! This formula is thick, a little difficult getting out of the bottle but blends into the skin quite nicely. Although thick, I didn't feel the need to use concealer... This seemed to have FULL coverage & hide my blemishes very well. I have NC 30 skin right now and picked up the shade 240 medium beige. Looked pale when I had it on first thing in the morning but it oxidizes and matches pretty decent! Total love!
Best foundation for the money! Gives great coverage and lasts a long time.
I actually enjoyed this foundation! I have been using it for a while. I hate the packaging though i either get to much or too little of product. Wish it had a pump
My skin type is normal but can be dry at times and I have slight redness around my nose and chin - Celtic origins!
When I started using foundation (30yrs ago!) I used a liquid, I don't think there was much else on offer. I like liquid. I can blend it easily and build up the coverage.
I find this one easy to use, lasts all day and covers well.
In my teens to early 20's I used one of Maybelline's liquid foundations(can't quite remember the name but it was something like "Longwearing"....blah blah) and it was brilliant! But they discontinued it and I have tried their other liquids and none of them are anywhere near as good as that one.
But I feel Revlon ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 15 Normal/Dry Skin is just as brilliant!
I will keep using this until they discontinue it or change the formula!
I have been using this foundation since 2011 and I can say that this foundation definitely has it's pros and it's cons.
It is high coverage and buildable
Wide selection of colors
Gets oily after a couple hours of wear
Pink undertones (I have yellow undertones so it makes my skin look ashy)
Doesn't give a natural look (you can tell that you have foundation on)
Dries very very quickly
Doesn't have a pump
If skin isn't moisturized thoroughly, this foundation WILL accentuate your dry patches
I honestly won't repurchase this again. I have stuck too it for too long. I need a foundation that is light-weight, gives flawless coverage but looks natural at the same time.
This is my favorite foundation. Ive been wearing this foundation, on and off for the past few years, and i think it is the perfect all round every day foundation for me! After using loads of other brands and never being completely happy with their longevity i finally found this dreamy one. Sand Beige is such a good match for my skin, I have wasted so much money over the years buying foundations that turned out to be way too yellow or pink for me.
I prefer having good medium coverage because of my pigmentation but I really don't like looking like I'm wearing a mask of foundation and this foundation still lets my skin show through so it's not at all mask-like (unless, of course, you apply a lot).
I wear this every day and it always remains in place ALL day..no smudging, transferring, caking, or settling. I do however use my Estee Lauder Double wear on my nose as i find it does wear off in this area and i need something with more "stick-ability" on my nose. I set my foundation with Dr Hauschka setting powder which gives it a lovely finish and feel.
I will definitely continue to buy and use this foundation for years to come.
I've been wearing the same foundation, on and off for the past...four years I think. Once I found what I believed to be the perfect one for me, after going through oodles of other brands and never being satisfied, i settled. I'm pretty sure I've worn every drugstore brand, as well as a few high end, but none of them memorable. My biggest headache with foundations,specifically towards DS, is that it's super difficult to find my (as close to) perfect shade. I know I'm not exactly one in a million, but shades that are geared towards medium/deep skin tones are usually too dark for me, and the other side of the spectrum is too light. hence my frustration. So basically I have to decide whether I wanna look dead, or dirty. When I decided to give this one a try, I did a lot of research and figured out that Toast would probably be my correct shade. i was SO ecstatic once I got home and tried it on to see that it was PERFECT!
I lean more towards full coverage foundations, not because I have a lot of skin issues, but because my face is plagued with freckles. i know, most people think they're adorable-I, however, do not, I hate them, and will do almost anything to keep them blanketed from the public eye. I have learned, though, that you should not rely on your foundation to cover all of your flaws-it's only meant to even out your complexion, and concealer can do the rest. I used my Pro Conceal first, a very thin layer underneath, and then stippled the foundation on top. It was seriously, flawless. Like..I was tempted to just sit there and stare at myself for a few minutes, I actually purchased the ever popular L'oreal True match foundation as well, but thus far, I'm pretty underwhelmed. My feelings towards it still remain to be seen....
I wore this all day today..maybe for a little longer than usual, partly because I was being lazy, and I also wanted to see how long it would last. It remained in place ALL day..no smudging, transferring, caking, or settling. I was surprised to still see my blush and contour, too. Usually at the end of the day, the only thing that's still evident is my concealer, and my eye makeup.
I'm so glad to have found my new favorite. I will probably have to update this, since this is so new with me, and I'm hoping to not experience any breakouts from this product.